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What is a search engine, and what are some examples of search engines?

By Abhinav Girdhar | Updated on April 13, 2021, 1:09 pm

A search engine is a web based tool that is used by people to locate information on the internet. Some of the most popular examples of search engines are Google, Bing, Yahoo!, & MSN Search.

Google is the most used search engine worldwide with a 92 percent market share in mid-2019. Google may be one of the most popular search engines but there are many more alternative search engines available for users.

Top Search Engines alternative to Google

  1. Bing
  2. DuckDuckGo
  3. Wiki.com
  4. Ecosia
  5. Yahoo!
  6. Swisscows
  7. CC Search
  8. Gibiru
  9. Qwant
  10. Yandex
  11. Disconnect
  12. Ask

  1. Bing
  2. Bing after Google is the best search engine example. Bing is operated and owned by Microsoft. Bing provides the user a variety of search services, like web, video, image and map search products. It performs perfectly across browsers. It works fairly well with mobile apps on Android as well as iOS. Bing enjoys a 33 percent market share in US. Its image search is amazing as it offers sharp and high-resolution images .

  3. DuckDuckGo
  4. DuckDuckGo is a search engine perfect for those who like to keep their browsing information personal. Thus, in case of privacy DuckDuckGo is the next best example of a search engine. It is user friendly. DuckDuckGo does not profile its users and does not track searches.

  5. Wiki.com
  6. Another search engine example is Wiki.com. Users can use it as a quick reference guide for various topics. Wiki.com is the best choice for people who like Wikipedia type of content. It can be used as a quick reference guide.

  7. Ecosia
  8. Ecosia is an environment-friendly search engine. Ecosia has a tie-up with Bing. It is safe as they do not collect any user’s data or even use it to show customized ads. For every 45 searches you make, you will be supporting them in planting a tree.

  9. Yahoo!
  10. Yahoo another search engine example has been around before Google. Yahoo offers loads of other services other than search. Even on privacy front Yahoo performs better than Google. Its web portal offers services like sports, travel and entertainment.

  11. Swisscows
  12. Swisscows also overpower Google in the case of privacy as this search engine does not track data. Users will get an interactive search experience. Swisscows is based on semantic data recognition that gives faster answers to queries.

  13. CC Search
  14. CC Search provides a copyright free content. This search engine works the best if you are looking for an image for your content or some original music for your video. It offers over 300 million images indexed from multiple collections.

  15. Gibiru
  16. This search is the best in terms of privacy and censorship. User search queries are not saved on its servers making the information searched confidential. Gibiru shows results of the search, including those that have been censored for regular users.

  17. Qwant
  18. Qwant is an EU search engine. It does not do any user tracking and does not personalize search results. The interface is user friendly with myriad features like news, entertainment on the homepage.

  19. Yandex
  20. Yandex Search engine is a Russian search engine with easy to use features and provides a wide range of specialized search features. Like Google it can be accessed from personal computers, mobiles, tablets.

  21. Disconnect
  22. Disconnect Search is a specialized VPN (Virtual private network) that lets you search privately using any search engine. It takes care of privacy as it does not log searches, IP addresses. It is an open source browser.

  23. Ask
  24. Ask previously called Ask Jeeves is another popular search engine. It loved for its simple question and answer format. This search engine features faqs on the side. It is also a video search engine, which locates YouTube videos for the user.

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